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Warrants: Dogs died from malnourishment, lack of proper care

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Investigators in Rowan County have charged two people with several animal abuse charges after finding the animals living in squalid conditions.

Samantha Nicole Miller, 19, and Kenneth Lee Kiser Jr., 41, of Safrit Road, are each charged with four counts of no rabies shots, eight counts of cruelty to animals and five counts of restraint violations, according to the warrants in the case filed in Rowan County.

Rowan County Animal Control responded to the property on Wednesday and found several dogs and cats that were more than two years old that had not had their rabies vaccinations.

Officers also say they found two dogs that had died from malnourishment and no records that they had ever been to a veterinary. The dogs and cats also showed visible signs of malnourishment, according to the warrants.

At least one dog was also being inhumanely restrained with a tight chain around the dog's neck.

Both have a court date set for Nov. 18.

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